A Place Where Everybody Matters: Life and Ministry in a Small Church

by Jean F. Risley. Wipf and Stock, 2010.

This book explores healthy small church ministry such as relationship-building, utilizing individual gifts, and determining priorities.


how to identify priorities, building relationships, challenges of a small church, needs of the church and the pastor

Best For

clergy and lay leaders in small churches


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Nurture possibilities by naming your priorities and developing a strategy.
  • Balance employment expectations by reading the chapter about discussing the pastor's salary.

About the Contributor

Jan Goodyear

Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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